More Stockholm motorists fail to pay congestion charge than parking fines
First publishedon www.WorldHighways.com
Stockholm motorists failing to pay their congestion charges now outnumber those who fail to pay their parking fines, according to new figures.
The Swedish Enforcement Authority (Kronofogden) said that between December 2011 and July 2012, a total of 13,200 non-congestion charge payment cases were reported.
A €59.51 (SEK 500) fine is applicable to any delay in congestion charge payment, though an ongoing inquiry is expected to recommend a reduction in the fine. Kronofogden and the Swedish Transport Agency (Transportstyrelsen) have proposed new regulations that would make it easier to confiscate vehicles whose owners regularly fail to pay congestion fees.